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Award Winner: 1974 De Tomaso Pantera

We have seen some nice Panteras here at Barn Finds in recent times, but this car definitely rates as one of the nicest. It has won numerous awards at different shows, including a Best Award at a show featuring… more»

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13k Original Miles: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Following on from the much-maligned Mangusta, the Pantera represented a leap forward for De Tomaso in the design and engineering of a classic Italian sports car. It still possessed plenty of flaws, but these were nowhere near as bad… more»

Crashed in ’82: 1974 De Tomaso Longchamp

Our favorite seller that holds the world record for wrecked Porsche 356s in inventory has revealed yet another prize from its salvaged stash, this time with a 1974 De Tomaso Longchamp. Seriously, is there any slice of exotica they… more»

Parked in 1976: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta

Are you sitting down? Good. It isn’t often here at Barn Finds that we have a project car in need of complete restoration that comes with a six-figure asking price, but that is precisely what we have with this… more»

Stalled Restoration: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

There are plenty of enthusiasts in the world who prefer the styling purity of the early De Tomaso Pantera over the later models. This 1972 Pantera is looking for just such a person, but they will need to be… more»

Estate Sale Find: Multiple Race Car Projects

While most estate sales these days generally reveal few surprises as it relates to collector cars, there’s always one that makes you stop in your tracks. This is the case with an upcoming public auction in Illinois, where several… more»

Original Owner Sale: 1974 De Tomaso Pantera

We feature a fair amount of De Tomaso Panteras in this sort of condition, which makes me wonder if people burn out on these cars after a certain amount of time. Regardless, reading the description of this one will… more»

12k Original Miles: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta

I was having a look back over the De Tomaso cars that we’ve featured here on Barn Finds over the years, and I was initially quite surprised to learn that we’ve only featured 5 stories on the Mangusta since… more»

Major Project: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

The person who chooses to take on the restoration of this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera will need to be a person of infinite patience because there is not one aspect of the car that won’t need their attention. However,… more»

Hard Hit: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Here’s the latest “find” from the now famous eBay seller that has amassed the world’s largest collection of vintage wrecked exotics. I fail to see two things: how anyone survived the impact in this destroyed De Tomaso Pantera, and… more»

Wrecked Exotic: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

When a car comes along with accident damage as severe as we can see on this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, it is hard to know what to think or say. This is a car that is going to require… more»

Solid Starting Point: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

It turns out there are smarter ways to buy a project car than I do, which tends to focus on “cheap” and “impossible to find parts for”, rather than starting with a good foundation on a car that’s appreciating… more»

1972 De Tomaso Pantera Garage Find!

Years from now, when an archaeologist combs through my garage and finds boxes of unopened parts for a variety of vehicles, he will look quizzically at his team and ask, “What happened here?” At least, that’s how I’m feeling… more»

1-of-40: 1987 De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S

When the first production De Tomaso Pantera rolled out onto the roads in 1971, the car held an enormous amount of promise. Unfortunately, the “hit and miss” nature of the company’s quality control at that time meant that those… more»

Ready For Finishing: 1974 De Tomaso Pantera

This project-grade De Tomaso Pantera may be the same car we featured in June of last year, as the chances of two primered Panteras running around the Northeast seems unlikely. The years actually don’t match up, as the car… more»

Cobra Fighter: 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta

“What’s that? Looks like an old Lamborghini”. Well, maybe a little bit… but no, this is something even more special. Like, 1-of-400 special. This is a 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta, it’s recently been released from a 30-year stint in… more»